Boaters recreate on Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison, CO. The boats are beneath the rock spires and towers of the Dillon Pinnacles. Blue Mesa Reservoir is the largest lake in Colorado, created by damming the Gunnison River in 1956 and falls under the management of the Curecanti National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado, other Western states oppose federal government plan to charge for reservoir water

Attorneys general from a dozen western states want the Trump administration to halt a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that they say usurps states' authority over their own water.

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Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for U.S. Supreme Court; Cory Gardner voted to put her on federal bench in 2017

Gardner voted to approve Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 2017, suggesting he already approved of her credentials to be a top federal jurist. Colorado's Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, voted against her confirmation for that job.

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Identifying with her protagonist, Donna Cooner explored a teen’s struggle with body image

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